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Excised Prosthesis (Revision tissue)
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT - Gram Film results are available within 24 hours. Plate culture turnaround time is 5 days. All revision tissue fluids are inoculated into blood culture bottles for 14 days.|
Hospital test only. Order direct from Microbiology laboratory 020 8725 5686. Between 5-8 pieces of tissue of each location are preferable and metal prosthesis taken into the Oxoid sonication sterile containers provided by the lab on the wards. Taken into the sterile containers provided by the lab on the wards.
Sample stability – 4 weeks for tissue samples, sonicated metal prosthesis is discarded within 24 hours.
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